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Judging a Book By Its Cover

(21) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 5:44 PM

I would like to address the recent accusations of racism that have been aimed at my YA novel, Revealing Eden, Save The Pearls Part One.

Some have taken offense at the cover photo on the dust jacket of a blond, blue-eyed girl with her white face half...

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White, and in the Minority

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 3:10 PM

I'm white, and except for our housekeeper, everyone I knew in my hometown in the Southeast was white. It was a white world with white actors on TV and white models and white teachers and a white president. There were a few Cuban kids in my private high school, but...

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Cunctating Towards the Tipping Point of Earth's Destruction

(1) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 4:38 PM

Cunctators, all of us!

Don't you love that word? I learned it at Anu Garg's A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. It means one who procrastinates an enormous amount, from Latin cunctari to hesitate.

Like the majority of the human race, I cunctate, I postpone, I wait and see. Not all the...

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Please, No More Metrosexuals - Give Me an Ecosexual Guy

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Aside from suave, devilishly handsome David Beckham, the metrosexual poster boy, how do you really feel about a man who likes to exfoliate, color coordinate, and has a more extensive wardrobe than you do, ladies?

Personally, I prefer a more beastly fellow. And yet, I admit to being turned on...

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Interracial Relationships Seen Through Eyes of Young Adults

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 12:57 AM

I was wondering if there would be a backlash to the twist on racial issues I present in my new Young Adult novel, Save The Pearls, Part One, Revealing Eden.

This lack of objection does not come in a vacuum, either. Literally, dozens of bloggers, mostly in...

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On Beauty in the Age of Gloss

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 1:10 PM

Tell me the truth, Sister, on a scale of one to ten, how do you rate your beauty? Hmmm. I perceive your disdain, even through the nebulous reaches of the Internet.

That's a guy thing, you say. Women don't do that.

Really? Perhaps, when you look in the...

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Confessions of a Book Reader

(21) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 10:13 AM

I bet Santa left an e-reader under the tree for you or perhaps, it was one of your Hanukkah gifts. You may have even asked for it because you wanted to join the ever-growing legions of e-book devotees. But tell me, honestly, did you receive it with mixed feelings of...

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Bloggers: The Opinion Czars to Readers

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 9:06 AM

Congratulations, your novel is published! Whether you joined the DIY movement or sold it to a publisher, you're feeling great. Take a moment to enjoy this milestone.

Now, get ready to switch gears. You are no longer a writer but a marketing machine.

Wait, you say. Writers sit...

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Enter Eden Newman's Online Fantasy World

(5) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 2:03 PM

In 2007, inspired by a news story about a book trailer posted on YouTube by author Michael Connelly, I created a short video for my debut novel, The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond, a young adult supernatural thriller. At the time, the idea was edgy, so much so...

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Imperfect But Happy in My First Life

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2007 | 9:45 PM

In a surreal twist the title character of my teen novel, The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond (HarperCollins), spawned her own virtual self: an avatar on the 3D online digital world of secondlife.com. The teen grid, which is separate from the adult world, recently launched an educator's island. And...

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